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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Acarbose (Overview)

Acarbose is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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What is the correlation between acarbose and weight loss with pcos?

What is the correlation between acarbose and weight loss with pcos?

PRECOSE!: Acarbose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, the enzyme in your small intestine that chops up starch into sugar, almost immediately. Taking this drug before meals with starch discourages the release of insulin, which is a major cause for obesity. There are a number of reports suggesting modest weight loss, but has been shown to delay onset of type 2 dm. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
17 doctors shared insights

Acarbose (Overview)

Acarbose is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Is it possible/safe to use acarbose to loss weight ?

Is it possible/safe to use acarbose to loss weight ?

Modest wt. loss!: It is a safe drug, which may cause gas. Acarbose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, the enzyme in your small intestine that chops up starch into sugar, almost immediately. Taking this drug before meals with starch discourages the release of insulin, which is a major cause for obesity. There are a number of reports suggesting modest weight loss, but has been shown to delay onset of type 2 dm. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be prescribed metformin & acarbose when i'm not diabetic ?

Is it normal to be prescribed metformin & acarbose when i'm not diabetic ?

In prediabetes: Both of these medications have been studied in patients with "pre diabetes" - abnormal blood sugars either when they are fasting or after meals, but not in the range we would see in diabetes. Both have been shown to decrease the risk of going on the develop diabetes. ...Read more

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How is acarbose used and what about weight loss with pcos?

How is acarbose used and what about weight loss with pcos?

Dec. carb absorption: Acarbose is used in diabetes to decrease the absorption of carbohydrates. It can cause a mild weight loss which in turn decreases Insulin resistance, thereby improving pcos. ...Read more

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Please share side effects of acarbose?

Please share side effects of acarbose?

Acarbose side effect: Acarbose can be a helpful addition to the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The medication blocks the digestion and absorption of dietary sugars in the intestinal tract. The most common side effects are bloating, increase in intestinal gas and abdominal pain. Starting at a very small dose and gradually increasing the amount taken with each meal can help decrease these side effects. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old , so can I use acarbose to lose weight ? Does it may cause diabetes in the future after using it for long time ?

I am 20 years old , so can I use acarbose to lose weight ? Does it may cause diabetes in the future after using it for long time ?

No: Acarbose will not significantly help with weight loss and it will not cause diabetes. A study actually showed that Acarbose may help prevent the progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the best usage for acarbose tablets?

What is the best usage for acarbose tablets?

Several: If have pre diabetes, can prevent/ delay overt diabetes. With diabetes controls post-eating blood sugars but many people can't tolerate for its stomach side-effects. ...Read more

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Is it possible/safe to use acarbose to loss weight ?

Modest wt. loss!: It is a safe drug, which may cause gas. Acarbose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, the enzyme in your small intestine that chops up starch into sugar, almost immediately. Taking this drug before meals with starch discourages the release of insulin, which is a major cause for obesity. There are a number of reports suggesting modest weight loss, but has been shown to delay onset of type 2 dm. ...Read more

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Can you use acarbose or glucobay or precose for weight?

Can you use acarbose or glucobay or precose for weight?

Fast - no.: This is a reasonable medicine to help with weight loss. It is a starch blocker, and inhibits Alpha glucosidase, an intestinal enzyme that releases glucose from larger carbohydrates. But, fast weight loss is only temporary. Be patient and make a real change. ...Read more

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Can I use acarbose to lose weight ?

Can I use acarbose to lose weight ?

Yes!: A very reasonable adjunct to improving your diet. It is a starch blocker, and inhibits Alpha glucosidase, an intestinal enzyme that releases glucose from larger carbohydrates http://bit.Ly/lreoed. ...Read more

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Please share side effects of acarbose?

Acarbose side effect: Acarbose can be a helpful addition to the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The medication blocks the digestion and absorption of dietary sugars in the intestinal tract. The most common side effects are bloating, increase in intestinal gas and abdominal pain. Starting at a very small dose and gradually increasing the amount taken with each meal can help decrease these side effects. ...Read more

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Can I use acarbose to lose weight fast?

Can I use acarbose to lose weight fast?

Fast - no.: This is a reasonable medicine to help with weight loss. It is a starch blocker, and inhibits Alpha glucosidase, an intestinal enzyme that releases glucose from larger carbohydrates. But, fast weight loss is only temporary. Be patient and make a real change. ...Read more

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Please indicate side effects of diabetes medicine "acarbose"?

Please indicate side effects of diabetes medicine "acarbose"?

PDR: Go to the library or ask your doc to lend you his pdr (physician desk refernce) , a lot of side-effects. ...Read more

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Are acarbose or glucobay or precose good for weight loss?

Are acarbose or glucobay or precose good for weight loss?

Eat right, excercise: You don't need any "diets" or even supplements. Try the advice from www.Loseit.Com, it's totally free! those supplements are a waste of your money. ...Read more

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Do you think I can use acarbose, glucobay or precose for weight loss?

Do you think I can use acarbose, glucobay or precose for weight loss?

Yes: Acarbose blocks the conversion of complex carbohydrates into sugar, and delays their absorption. It also restores insulin receptor sensitivity, and benefits the cardiovascular system, resulting in a significant decrease of cardiovascular events. It is a very safe drug, but may cause gas or diarrhea, due to the fermentation of undigested carbohydrates in the colon. Minimize by reducing dose. ...Read more

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If taking xenical and precose (acarbose) together can help me lose weight?

If taking xenical and precose (acarbose) together can help me lose weight?

They will teach you: Hi. Taking both Xenical AND Precose will sure teach you to stay away from the sugars & fats at a party! There will be a toxic cloud around you! ;-) I wouldn't prescribe them. I think both Belviq (lorcaserin) & Qsymia are more effective and better tolerated. Eat healthy and exercise regularly for life. Healthy lifestyle doesn't cause a lot of weight loss, but it helps, and it sets up good behavior patterns. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be prescribed metformin & acarbose when i'm not diabetic ?

In prediabetes: Both of these medications have been studied in patients with "pre diabetes" - abnormal blood sugars either when they are fasting or after meals, but not in the range we would see in diabetes. Both have been shown to decrease the risk of going on the develop diabetes. ...Read more

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